Romney on top as caucus season kicks off

As the season of caucuses and primaries for selecting the Republican presidential nominee, kicks into fourth gear in Iowa, Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, has garnered a firm but narrow lead over his rivols in an electric and according to some, weak field of contenders. Through president Barack Obama still enjoys a comfortable lead over Mr. Romney, with a Gallup poll in December placing the former’s approval rating at 47 per cent, Mr. Romney’s 27 per cent still sees him breaking away from his principal challenger of recent weeks, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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